Esmeralda hydropower plant
Esmeralda hydropower plant is on the Bernardo José river in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.
2006Entered into operation
22 MWInstalled capacity
107.5 GWhAnnual production
The power plant has a total head of 83.7m and the powerhouse is equipped with two Francis turbines, which receive water through a 1,222m long tunnel of 3m in diameter. The RCC dam is 11m high.